After Ferguson, Civic Tech Collaborative Helps Residents Navigate Convoluted Criminal Justice System
In St. Louis County, residents—and black residents in particular—often find themselves drowning in questionable fines and fees. Enter YourSTLCourts.
Two sets of data out this week poke holes in the popular theory.
City Council unanimously reversed its stance toward the U.S. Department of Justice’s changes, avoiding a pricy legal battle in the process.
Black residents end up behind bars for failing to pay parking tickets, court fees, and other petty municipal citations.
A new University of Colorado-Boulder study found urban crime remains low.
The city is seeking public feedback in advance of an expected City Council vote on Feb. 9 on whether to proceed with the consent decree.
Recent events conflict with the claims of researchers and law enforcement officials that cops are afraid to do their jobs due to their portrayal on social media.
The downgrade comes as the Missouri city faces litigation and federal scrutiny stemming from last year’s police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
Insufficient data and the need to raise revenue impede states' efforts to reform local court fines and fees.
Nearly 10,000 cases are affected after he announced the withdrawal of all warrants issued before 2015.
Recovery is lagging behind the county's, state's and nation's.
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